Bite Size Memoir: Interviews

Bite Size Memoir: Interviews

Over the years I’ve been involved in interviews on both sides of the table. I’ve had terrific coaching from a wonderful HR manager, yet nothing comes to mind worthy of a story when I think of interviews I’ve conducted. There were the oddballs like...
Bite Size Memoir: Interviews

Bite Size Memoir: Crazy

Several years ago I was accused of writing a letter that was mass-distributed to neighbors in a rural district where my father’s parents live. It was about them being pedophiles. Which is true. But I didn’t write the letter. I made my escape decades ago. You might...
Bite Size Memoir: Interviews

Bite Size Memoir: Discovery

Sagebrush hid toppled tombstones scattered between pines in the Markleeville Cemetery. It had no road, no worn path of mourners. I discovered it by accident when I was seven, searching a hillside for glittering rocks with crystals. I followed a cow trail up the...
Bite Size Memoir: Interviews

Bite Size Memoir “Holiday Reads”

Holiday consists of me cooking. What kind of holidays do I take? Camping trips mostly. I’ve traveled a fair amount for speaking engagements and always seemed to buy books while traveling to new places. And books are always stuffed into my travel bags, even my...
Bite Size Memoir: Interviews

Bite Size Memoir No. 10

Writing a memoir is like eating an elephant as our host, Lisa Reiter, reminds us–one bite at a time. Thus far, she’s led memoirists new and seasoned through ten bites. I’m hoping the elephant is grand and that the meal is greatly extended. I’m...
Bite Size Memoir: Interviews

Bite Size Memoir No. 9

The purpose of writing memoir in constraints (150 words or 10 “I Remember” statements) is so that anyone can commit  to documenting personal history one manageable bite at a time. Each week, Lisa Reiter, host and memoirist at “Sharing the...
Bite Size Memoir No. 6

Bite Size Memoir No. 6

What surprises me weekly in pursuing Bite Size Memoir, is that the memories of others opens a pathway for my own. The prompt has me going, then I read Lisa Reiter’s responses and several new memories intrude. I see her picture and a different set of memories...
Dump Cake

Dump Cake

As unappetizing as it sounds, Dump Cake, is mainstay Dutch oven cooking. Last week, Lisa Reiter of Sharing the Story, stirred up our memories of camping which led me to think of the camping cake that requires no stirring. That’s what a Dump Cake is–dump in...
Bite Size Memoir No. 5

Bite Size Memoir No. 5

Camping at Birch Lake The year K. turned 16 we pitched our rain impervious tents among white pines in Wisconsin. We had Birch Lake to ourselves so we set the dogs loose until they ran so hard that one began to pant like a wheezy old tractor. Over an open flame, we...
School at Seven

School at Seven

Blogger Lisa Reiter has launched “Bite Size Memoirs.” She writes two poignant examples of the accepted styles for the prompt which is brief. While I’m not a memoirist, I do draw heavily upon experience to create story ideas. Memories often lead me to...